In a speech on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about how the government used modern technologies, including drones to control the locust problem plaguing the country.
(Locusts are a species of migrating grasshoppers that destroy crops.)
The speech was given at the inauguration of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, located in Jhansi.
In his speech, the Prime Minister said, “In May, the Bundelkhand region had faced locust problem. …I was told the region faced the locust attack after 30 years. Not only Uttar Pradesh, but more than 10 states also faced the locust problem.”
The speech generally emphasized the need for inculcating modern agricultural and irrigation techniques in Indian Farming.
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